Formerly known as 3 Banana, Catch has evolved from a simple note-taking app to a fully fledged productivity tool to store all those fleeting thoughts, pictures, websites and actions that just won’t fit in your brain. And then sync them in the cloud of course.
In these information-laden times it can be a real challenge to keep on top of everything you want to remember – holiday destinations, cool shops, tasty recipes, new books, LOLcats… Catch gives you a way to gather up all these snippets, organise and even share them.
From the moment you launch Catch it feels wonderfully simple and reassuring– you can choose the best way to record a particular memory from the main dashboard – note, image or voice recording – and you can also add map location and tags to make your note more relevant and reminders for any pertinent points. There’s also the option to organise into theme-based “streams”.
And these streams will come in handy if you want to use the sharing function. You can share up to three Catch streams for free (there’s a paid-for Pro account with more options), so if you’re organising a collaborative project or even just a family weekend away, then your nearest and dearest can be subjected to the inner workings of your brain whether they like it or not.
You can choose to filter by media type, reminder time, chronology, starred items, etc so whether you’re a strategic, task-based thinker or a scattergun creative you’ll find the best way to access your info, which is all backed up at Catch.com and across all your devices (Android and iOS) with a secure sync feature.
The bottom line
Some old-time fans have bemoaned the addition of too much functionality, but if you’re looking for a great back-up for your brain, Catch is a fully-formed choice.